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NYU’s Vapid Reeducation for Palestine Protesters

New York University is punishing students who protested the genocide in Gaza by forcing them to take a philosophically confused course on “integrity.” University administrators are the ones who need to brush up on that subject.

How Writers Survived Fascism

The last years of the Weimar Republic are often thought to have witnessed an outpouring of politically engaged literature. But the history is more complicated. Writers more often avoided antagonizing a resurgent right to protect their lives and careers.

Raphaël Glucksmann Won’t Unite the French Left

France’s Parti Socialiste is on the rise ahead of the EU elections, under lead candidate Raphaël Glucksmann. He’s appealing to disappointed Macron voters — but his campaign is also squarely aimed at killing off the alliance of France’s left-wing parties.

Stop Blaming Migrants for Deaths at Sea

After over 600 people died in a shipwreck last June, Greek police sought to incriminate the survivors. Last week they were finally acquitted, after a case that illustrated a worrying trend to cast ordinary migrants as members of human-smuggling networks.

We Live in a World of Growing Imperialist Rivalries

Both US and Chinese leaders play down the prospects of a new Cold War — but they never sound convincing. Vast shifts in the world economy are driving a new imperialist rivalry, for which a series of regional wars are creating dangerous flash points.

South Africa’s Election Offers a Miserable Choice

In Wednesday’s election, South Africa’s ruling ANC risks losing its majority for the first time. But with the opposition split between xenophobic posturing, threats of violence, and dull technocratic solutions, the vote offers little hope of positive change.